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Shanghai Overview

Shanghai whose name literally means "on the sea", is located on the East China coast just to the south of the mouth of the Yangtze River. It is the largest city in China and one of the largest urban areas in the world, with over 20 million people in its extended metropolitan area.


An overview of Shanghai will make you familiar to the unique facets of this glamorous city. There are numerous China tourist attractions in Shanghai. Moving around Shanghai is not much of a worry. The extensive and convenient public transport system ensures smart movement of the road traffic. The national currency of Yuan is quite obviously the currency used in Shanghai. It is advisable to use bottled water while you are traveling. But don't spoil your vacation by speculating too much about the water used in cooking or washing.